Sunday, December 21, 2014

Champion Jack Dupree - London Special EP

Rare UK Ep from 1964 featuring 4 tracks that, I believe, have not been re-released before. Backing by Keith Smith's Climax Jazz Band and on the last track Jimmy Page dubbed on.
- Track Number Nine 
- London Special 
- Fine And Mellow 
- All Right 

Post: new rip coming

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Visitors requests....maybe you can help out

From now on I'll be using this post for your requests that I'll copy from the Chatbox. I'll do my best to keep it up te date.You may also leave requests, comments  and replies in the usual way and after moderation they will appear. As this posting will drop down the list with every new posting I will update it once a week to insure that it stays visible and near the top. Comments will be deleted regulary to keep them up to date.
Please do not request new or easy to find CD's as they will not be posted here. There are other excellent blogs that can help you out with your request.
That all been said we will have to start from scratch with the requests.

13-06-2014 Owlface: Victoria Spivey and her Blues - Spivey Records LP-1002
07-07-2014: Steve626: Ronnie Hawkins - Rrrracket Time, with James Cotton
24-07-2104 Anonymous: Guitar Shorty "On The Rampage" Olive Branch Blues LP - this is Guitar Shorty/David Kearney
04-08-2104 HM: Earl Hooker Put Your Shoes On Willie. Checker 45 B side to Tanya
10-8-2014 Bob Mac: Alfred Bolden: His Last and Greatest (King KS-G3-1106)
13-08-2014 Anonymous: George & Ethel McCoy: Early In The Morning - Adelphi AD 1004
18-08-2014 Gerard Herzhaft: Elmon Mickle & Ernie Pruitt Whatever You're Doing, Keep On Doing It/ Short 'n' Fat (E. M. and E. P. Records 133)Good Morning Little School girl(Wonder 15001)
20-08-2014 Rob F: Va - Those old happy days: 1960s blues from the Gulf (Flyright FLY 513)
23-08-2014 Aunt Fin: VA - Take A Little Walk With Me The Blues in Chicago  1948-1957
Boogie Disease
01-09-2014 Steve626: Big Joe Turner - The Real Boss of The Blues on Bluestime
07-09-2014 Leroy Slim: VA - Savannah Syncopators (CBS [UK]
12-09-2014: Riley: VA - Orange County Special (Flyright)
15-09-2014: Kempen: Snooks Eaglin: Message From New Orleans (Heritage vinyl)
03-10-2014 Anonymous: Herwin 405 "Cannonball: Piano Ragtime Of The Teens, Twenties & Thirties Vol. 2" and Wolf WSE106/WBCD-006: James "Yank" Rachel: Complete recordings in chronological order Vol. 1 (1934-38)
03-10-2014: Aunt Fin: New Orleans Willie Jackson ‎– 1926-1928, Old Tramp ‎– OT-1215
03-10-2014 Fabio: CC Richardson - Blues Of The City (Blue Jay) & I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues
10-10-2014 Anonymous: Down Home Slide – Testament record
14-10-2014 Anonymous: Memphis Slim - 'If The Rabbit Had a Gun LP
17-10-2014 Sanma Bluesandroll:  Wade Walton: Shake Em On Down" Bluesville LP BV 1060
19-10-2014 Anonymous: Screamin' Joe Neal - Rock & Roll Deacon
21-10-2014 Snakeboy: Clifton Chenier / Rod Bernard Lp - Boogie in Black & White
26-10-2014 Anonymous: Big Bill Broonzy – Lonesome Road Blues LP
22-11-2014 Luis Lisboa: Walter Horton – The Deep Blues Harmonica of Walter Horton. Thanks go to Marc(fr) for filling the request.
29-11-2014 Flying Vee: Toru Oki Blues Band Feat. Albert King

Hezekiah & The House Rockers - Same

With the most interesting instrumentation of any blues trio that's ever existed, quite simply nothing else in the blues sounds like Hezekiah & the Houserockers. Led by Hezekiah Early on drums and harmonica (taped to a vocal mike stand), the trio is filled out by guitarist James Baker's boogie bass-heavy guitar and Leon "Pee Wee" Whitaker on vocals and trombone. With both harp and trombone working as independent soloists, the effect is not unlike listening to a Dixieland jug band masquerading as a Mississippi juke joint blues band. Hezekiah's harp work is firmly grounded in a Sonny Terry country style, while his drumming shows simple, unrelenting drive. The economy of all three players makes for a combined sound that also shows flashes of wind and percussion bands spot-welded to the blues tradition, making for a most unique blend. There are several pieces on here that feature only Early's harp and drumming ("Alabama Bound," "Hezekiah's Boogie," "Harmonica Shuffle," "Whoopin' Blues"), but for all the traditional material, their set list frequently heads into territory that can only be described as surreal, like "Disco Fever," "Do Your Thing" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb," the trio's weird and wonderful attempts at funk. But even when they're tackling old warhorses like "Baby What You Want Me to Do," "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On," their versions stand alone. Whatever blues you might have in your collection, you don't have anything that sounds like this. (Allmusic - Cub Koda)


Frits's Tapes Number 87 & 88

Tape 87:

Tape 88:

Blues Harp Boogie 1957-1965

Floatin'Bridge records 1069.
Rare harmonica blues taken from outtakes acetates mostly unreleased.
The lp's are all near mint condition and what you hear is what is on the lp...pops, crackles, sudden ends and anything else. Cleaning the lp would effect the music to much.
Track listing on the back cover lists 8 tracks on side 2 but there are 9 tracks. I believe track 6 is "Beulah come back" and have tagged it as such.

Chicago Blues - After Midnight 1952-1957

Delta Swing Records 379Chicago blues from the great Howlin' Wolf, J.B. Hutto and Curtis Jones. Also interesting is Grace Brim a female singer who passed away in 1999. She played drums and sang with her husband John Brim. next to recording with her husband she also recorded with Snooky Pryor, Eddie Taylor, Jimmyy Reed and others. Once again the lp is untouched to keep the quality of the music with it's ticks and warts.


Down South Blues 1949-1961

African Folk Society 3428
Once again unreleased tracks now by Lightnin'Slim, Howlin Wolf and give Hot Rod Happy and Dr. Hepcat a listen. If you're into early post-war blues then you wont be disappointed.
Once again not cleaned etc.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Willie Dixon - Peace?

A very uninspired lp from a blues legend who could've done better. But still you get some guitar from Buster Benton, harmonica from Walter Horton on it so it can't be that uninspired.
As far as I know this lp has not been re-released in it's original form and is not that easy to find so I hope you all enjoy it.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Muddy Waters - Rare Live Recordings Vol. 3

Muddy Waters
- Blow Wind, Blow
- Trouble No More No. 2
- Built Up From The Ground
- Goin' Down Slow
- Sonny Boy Williamson
- Muddy's Mojo
- Blowin' On Up
Jimmy Rogers
- My Home Is In Shelby County
- You're Sweet

Once again my thanks go to Stefan's invaluable discography which may not have the correct track order (thank you Bob Mac) check it out and retag if it's needed.